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Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
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Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month

Apr 8th 2021, 2:35 PM 32,926 Views 2 Comments

A total of five enforcement orders were issued in March.

Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year
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Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year

Feb 22nd 2021, 12:02 PM 30,577 Views 18 Comments

Most complaints were over unfit food or poor hygiene standards, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said.

Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants were in Ireland last year
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Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants were in Ireland last year

Jan 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 95,264 Views 33 Comments

There were 124 enforcement orders issued by the FSAI last year, an increase on the previous year.

'No one would want to touch or eat faeces, but we do that by not washing our hands properly'
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'No one would want to touch or eat faeces, but we do that by not washing our hands properly'

Dec 23rd 2018, 8:45 AM 14,174 Views 12 Comments

The HSE has warned people to “spread cheer, not illness” this Christmas.

'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May
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'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May

Updated Jun 8th 2018, 2:43 PM 76,937 Views 29 Comments

May was the highest month so far this year for closure orders.

Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April
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Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April

May 8th 2018, 1:27 PM 85,806 Views 19 Comments

The businesses are located in Mayo, Kilkenny, Dublin, Louth and Clare.

A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year
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A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year

Feb 6th 2017, 11:56 AM 16,493 Views 26 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland received over 3,200 complaints last year.

These five Dublin restaurants were closed over food safety concerns last month
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These five Dublin restaurants were closed over food safety concerns last month

May 9th 2016, 5:23 PM 70,179 Views 44 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have issued a total of 28 closure orders so far this year.

Is it better to shower in the morning or at night?
# Chance Of Showers
# Chance Of Showers

Is it better to shower in the morning or at night?

Sep 29th 2015, 2:05 PM 12,105 Views 12 Comments

An age old question.

Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'
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Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'

Aug 22nd 2015, 8:30 AM 20,292 Views 40 Comments

That’s what one geneticist thinks.

Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...
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Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...

Jul 28th 2015, 5:06 PM 9,658 Views 14 Comments

Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.

Do astronauts shower while they're in space?
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Do astronauts shower while they're in space?

Jun 7th 2015, 4:00 PM 17,182 Views 10 Comments

No, but they don’t stink. Here’s how.

An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat
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An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat

Apr 2nd 2015, 6:56 PM 9,092 Views 15 Comments

It releases more aroma when in contact with moisture.

Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses
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Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses

Mar 20th 2015, 9:12 AM 9,338 Views 18 Comments

HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.

'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints
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'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints

Feb 9th 2015, 1:59 PM 17,464 Views 12 Comments

This might put you off your lunch.

Most of us plan to wash less, once water charges come in...
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Most of us plan to wash less, once water charges come in...

Sep 7th 2014, 12:56 PM 17,390 Views 212 Comments

A company’s gone to the trouble of commissioning a poll….

What can your nails tell you about your health?
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What can your nails tell you about your health?

Jul 27th 2014, 4:00 PM 39,083 Views 19 Comments

More than you’d probably like to know.

Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives
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Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives

Jul 26th 2014, 10:15 AM 13,552 Views 15 Comments

There are over 3,500 people living on the streets in San Francisco.

China detains five over expired meat sold to McDonald's, KFC
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China detains five over expired meat sold to McDonald's, KFC

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:05 AM 5,234 Views 8 Comments

US food supplier OSI is caught up in scandal involving out-of-date meat being mixed with fresh product or re-labelled.

SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students
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SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students

Jan 20th 2014, 9:47 PM 6,608 Views 8 Comments

Questions had been raised about the eligibility of dental nursing and hygiene students at UCC and Trinity.

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator
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Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator

Dec 20th 2013, 10:09 AM 15,148 Views 58 Comments

The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.

Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often?
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Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often?

Nov 14th 2013, 7:05 AM 9,553 Views 10 Comments

The bug was drawn for a HSE competition to raise awareness of microbes.

Twenty per cent of people don't wash their hands after using public toilets
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Twenty per cent of people don't wash their hands after using public toilets

Nov 11th 2013, 2:17 PM 11,216 Views 86 Comments

A new survey reveals men are twice as bad as women and the hospitality sector is particularly bad.

End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month
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End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month

Nov 9th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,739 Views 89 Comments

Twelve per cent of prisoners are currently forced to ‘slop out’ but the Prison Service says things are gradually changing.

Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports
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Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports

Oct 17th 2013, 1:36 PM 6,171 Views 11 Comments

Four other hospitals, including the Mater and St. Vincent’s in Dublin, were found to have unclean environments that posed risks to patients.

Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment'
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Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment'

Oct 17th 2013, 12:45 PM 3,400 Views 11 Comments

Improvements in cleanliness are needed at the Tipperary hospital, said health watchdog HIQA.

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
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Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety

Oct 8th 2013, 3:15 PM 27,565 Views 23 Comments

Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.

Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene
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Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene

Sep 19th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,482 Views 20 Comments

HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital
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# Beaumont Hospital

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital

Sep 4th 2013, 12:05 PM 8,346 Views 25 Comments

Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.

This company wants to bring 'bum wipes' to your bathroom
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# Number Two

This company wants to bring 'bum wipes' to your bathroom

Jun 5th 2013, 6:47 PM 2,703 Views 10 Comments

Loo roll is “primitive”, apparently.

New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market
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New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market

Feb 1st 2013, 8:52 PM 11,878 Views 29 Comments

Revolymer says its Rev7 gum is removable and degradable, and can be easily cleaned from streets or clothes.

Public warned over winter vomiting bug in St Vincent’s Hospital
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# Winter Vomiting Bug

Public warned over winter vomiting bug in St Vincent’s Hospital

Dec 3rd 2012, 4:52 PM 5,077 Views 2 Comments

Visiting restrictions are in place at the hospital in response to a “particularly virulent” form of the winter vomiting bug.

One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report
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One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report

Nov 14th 2012, 1:17 PM 5,337 Views 20 Comments

An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.

Fourfold increase in food safety enforcement orders in July
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Fourfold increase in food safety enforcement orders in July

Aug 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,967 Views 8 Comments

The Food Safety Authority said it will not hold back in taking action against businesses that fail to comply with food safety legislation.

The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower?
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# Work Can Wait

The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower?

Jul 30th 2012, 12:00 PM 8,442 Views 30 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?
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# Dilemma

The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?

Jul 2nd 2012, 12:34 PM 36,435 Views 54 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

Seven enforcement orders issued by Food Safety Authority in May
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Seven enforcement orders issued by Food Safety Authority in May

Jun 7th 2012, 12:39 PM 6,277 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, the HSE prosecuted a Tesco Extra branch in Carton Park, Maynooth after customer complaints over chicken.

No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets
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# Swat

No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets

May 28th 2012, 3:18 PM 7,132 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile Beijing authorities have said two flies are allowed in the lavatories at any one time…

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
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'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu

May 11th 2012, 2:01 PM 2,465 Views 3 Comments

A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.

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